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Over the course of the past decade, the doyens of the left, Peter Dale Scott and Noam Chomsky, began to use the term "deep state" to refer to the relatively small number of Washington and Wall Street player who actually control America. Now former GOP congressional senior staff member, Mike Lofgren, has elaborated the concept.
Interview with Gayathri Ramprasad, Author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within
The just published memoir, Shadows in the Sun, is a first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of the author's thirty-year battle with depression.
Supporting the Ultra-Nationalists in Ukraine Invites Jewish Persecution, and Will Not Bring Peace to Either East or West
For me, the evidence is clear that Third Reich Nazis are making a comeback in Ukraine, backed by both governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Yet, it seems fair to ask, if this is so, why have the Jews, Israel, AIPAC, and the Anti-Defamation League (the ADL) been very quiet about it? Why aren't the rabbis pulling out their beards and sitting in ashes?
How our forefathers defined money. The bitter experience of the American colonies with fiat money; the resolve of the founding fathers to prohibit the new nation from resorting to paper money without backing; the drafting of the Constitution to that end; the creation of a true American dollar; the prosperity that followed.
President Obama has lost contact with reality. He's issuing orders to the Crimea, Russia, and the world on the Ukraine. Is he delusional or just cynical in the pursuit narrow special interests?
Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is making news by declaring his undeclared status as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. But there's more to winning an election than having the right candidate.
Who Is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on Role of Russia, United States in Regional Crisis
In the old days, we used to get the stakeholders around the table. And it's got to be Putin, and it's got to be Obama, and it's got to be the head of Ukraine, past and present, and the stakeholders in the immediate vicinity. We should be able to work this kind of thing out. That seems to have been just kind of washed away from the considerations of politicians.
Each and every day, crazy stupid people -- usually Republicans -- or Republicans and Democrats, endorse some steaming pile of lunacy that is designed to diminish the lives of the hapless citizens of the United States. They took food from the mouths of poor people over the last holiday season with perfect sociopathic timing.
So now we (or at least the 0.03% of us who care to hunt for it) discover that U.S. military spending is not actually being cut at all, but increasing.
The 11 billion euros that the EU is offering Kiev is not aid. It is a loan. Moreover, it comes with many strings, including Kiev's acceptance of an IMF austerity plan. The austerity plan will cut social services, funds for education, layoff government workers, devalue the currency, thus raising the prices of imports which include Russian gas, thus electricity, and open Ukrainian assets to takeover by Western corporations.
Isn't it amazing how quickly and generously our do-nothing Neocons in Congress can act when it involves a foreign nation? Why can't they be so spry with domestic spending bills that would help Americans? Like education, health care, infrastructure or occupational programs?
Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba---who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died last Tuesday---did his best to be both.
Bernie Sanders has served as the mayor of his state's largest city, beaten a Republican incumbent for the US House, won and held a historically Republican Senate seat and served longer as an independent member of Congress than anyone else. And he says his political instincts tell him America is ready for a "political revolution."
Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. ---If I run,--- he says, ---my job... is to build the kind of coalition that can win---that can transform politics.---
'Under the capitalist system, the majority of life for today's average American before retirement is spent pursuing profits that will never be shared with them.' Carl Gibson, RSN
Fifty-seven years before the USS Ronald Reagan was swept with radiation from the Fukushima meltdown, a similar, terrible fate befell the crew of a small Japanese fishing boat called the ---Lucky Dragon.--- - 2014/03/04
Christians are being persecuted and discriminated against because they are not permitted to legally discriminate against gays.
President Obama should improve his plea for youth to sign up for health care before the March 31 deadline under the affordable Care Act, say former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Emily Kopp. Kids will sign up for health insurance if they know they will help themselves --- not because it depresses insurance prices or raises the overall ACA numbers. Personal responsibility? Try "self help," Mr. President.
Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) have elected new leaders for 2014
Europe has forgotten the years it spent under Nazi occupation, seeing only the 'advantages' of a globalization that is in fact HItler's revenge.